Mexican Hairless (Xolo) Standard

KC Pedigree, Medium-Large

Doesn't moult much

Good for first time owners

It has long been thought the Xoloitzcuintle has healing powers and its hot skin provides comfort against the cold.


Attractive to ...

Someone who doesn't mind being stopped in the street and asked to explain why their dog has no hair.

Not the best for ...

People with dog allergies. Even though they don't have hair, they can still cause reactions in some allergic people due to their dander.


Xoloitzcuintle, Xolo

Cross between





Big, but will still fit in a small car.

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.


Even genetically hairless dogs can have some whispy bits! Don't forget the sun cream, they have no hair to protect from getting burned.


Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

16 years

Good first dog?



Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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